Born in Taipei, Annie is a Canadian documentary photographer and visual artist currently based between Brooklyn and Mexico City. Select clients include The New York Times and NYT Magazine, The New Yorker, NPR, Courrier International, The Atlantic, Fader, Virginia Quarterly Review, New York Magazine, The Guardian, and South China Morning Post.
Her photography has been featured in publications such as Frieze, PDN Photo Annual, American Photography, Magenta Flash Forward, The Wall Street Journal, Internazionale, Fast Company, Geo, Raw View, Epsilon Magazine, Die Zeit, Stuttgarter Zeitung, Iceland Review, Tunica Magazine, Acts of Witness, among others. She has lectured at Columbia University, CUNY Brooklyn College, International Center of Photography, Ryerson University School of Image Arts, Asian American Writers' Workshop, and has appeared on Al Jazeera America, Sino Vision, China Daily, "Where I'm From" CUNY Graduate School of Journalism's pilot radio show, and National Public Radio / RÚV Iceland. In 2014, she partnered with the non-governmental organization ACTED covering emergency relief efforts, refugees, and internally-displaced groups in Kurdistan and Iraq. Annie is also an instructor at Mono No Aware, a cinema arts community non-profit in Brooklyn, NY.
Most recently, The National Museum of Iceland held a solo exhibition of her series "Independent Mothers", now part of the museum's permanent collection. Annie's debut solo exhibition “A Floating Population” in New York City at Museum of Chinese in America featured over eighty images spanning four years of work. Her projects have traveled widely to exhibitions in South Korea, Germany, Finland, Hungary, Latvia, Brazil, Belgium, Iceland, China, Canada, and USA.
Annie is the recipient of the first Skammdegi AIR Award in Iceland and a New York Foundation of the Arts fellowship for photography. Previously, she was a fellow of Reflexions Masterclass, an international laboratory investigating the evolution of the language of visual representation and photography. She is also a recipient of a Director’s Fellowship from The International Center of Photography.